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Race news Great Egyptian River Nile International Marathon

21 November 2022, 2pm

Polish winner makes a splash

Cairo marathon success

Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon
Fri 18 November 2022


The Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon took place successfully on 18 November.

On the final day of COP27, as world leaders met in Egypt, the runners too came to run on the first AIMS/WA certified marathon course in Cairo.

The first edition included four distances – 5k, 10k, 21k and the full marathon.

42-year-old Polish runner Jacek Rozek came to Egypt to work and run. He ran the course at 6am and was boarding a flight at 12.20pm. His victory as the fastest finisher came as a surprise.

There was a special medal for Dawn Sedgwick from England, who completed the 10km on her 67th birthday, in 1:13:10. She was presented with her medal by women’s marathon champion Marianne Bouwman and race founder Ahmed Elnady.

Many runners thanked the organisers, who replied “Welcome to Egypt”.

The next edition of the Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon will be on 31 March 2023 and runners who register before the end of 2022 can get a discount code.


1 Jacek ROZEK POL 3:50:50
2 Amr Mohamed MEDHAT EGY 5:29:01
1 Marianne BOUWMAN RSA 4:25:56
2 Elena LOVKINA RUS 5:59:16
Half marathon
1 Amr EL-SAYED DIAB EGY 1:28:36
2 Sameh Sobhi Mohamed MARI EGY 1:28:45
3 Osama Sayed Mohamed AHMED EGY 1:30:31
1 Ramatsobane TLEANE RSA 3:26:22
1 Al-Taher TOM SUD 38:35
2 Nashomy Msasa Galata DASO ETH 38:39
3 Awad Younes Hassan IBRAHIM EGY 38:43
2 Lien Mohamed IBRAHIM EGY 50:54
3 Dawn SEDGWICK GBR 1:13:10

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